Computing and Digital Technologies at B&FC
Computing is a growth sector in the North West and exciting career opportunities await those with the correct skill set, along with a high average salary and quick progression into senior roles. You'll need technical know-how, an eye for detail as well as excellent communication and problem-solving skills to succeed in this industry.
B&FC’s programmes are designed to help launch or advance your career in the IT, technical and networking industries. We’re the only college in the country whose BSc (Hons) Computing degrees are accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and our BCs (hons) Digital Technology Solutions is gold accredited through TechSkills. Gold programmes integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills new recruits need to excel in digital careers. We’re also a CISCO Academy so our programmes automatically lead to CCNA certification.
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Computing and Digital Technologies programmes
Locally, the Computing sector is continuing to gain momentum with cities such as Liverpool and Manchester home to an increasing number of technology companies. These include relatively new start-ups as well as tech giants such as Google.
The career opportunities in this field are vast, and with the correct skill set you can expect a high average salary and quick progression into senior or even consulting roles.
Most popular career routes:
Web Developer | Software Engineer | Network Engineer | Game Developer | System Developer | IT Support Technician | Systems Analyst | Programmer | Graphics Animator | Cyber Security Consultant | Digital Marketing Officer
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students* get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or Tram. We also offer help with long-distance travel costs.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
We offer a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone. You could also get up to £1200 worth of funding and FREE meals if you're in care or receiving certain benefits.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students*.
*Eligibility applies - see blackpool.ac.uk/support/funding for details
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activites and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite-inspirations.
Work experience opportunities
B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience. Opportunities range from working on live projects at game development companies to building user interfaces for successful software development businesses.
We’re constantly investing in our facilities to provide a first-rate learning environment with cutting-edge resources.
Our networking labs are fully resourced with Cisco certified equipment and relevant subjects are taught by certified instructors.
Specialist software used in website and game development is industry standard and supported by a range of teaching resources.
Prepare for the future with a range of virtual and augmented reality devices, used to develop fully immersive games.
Make your mark
In 2018, B&FC students developed virtual and augmented reality software applications which are now being used in industry.
Straight into employment
More than 80% of our 2018 Computing graduates had obtained networking jobs before leaving College – the remainder all had interviews lined up.
Among the best in the UK
Six computing students were recently invited to present their work at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, alongside some of the UK’s most prestigious universities.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane